Information & Publications

Friend of the Court Handbook

This handbook tells you what we do. Covers common divorce-related disputes between parties, and the Court and Friend of the Court's actions. Save or print the Handbook.

SMILE Program Handbook 

Start Making It Livable for Everyone The (SMILE) Program provides a handbook to use with the program for separating/divorced parents with minor children in Oakland County. Save or print the entire handbook.

Change Support Help Guide

Get help understanding how to change support payments. Then print the Uniform Child Support order form to submit to Friend of the Court.

Legal Assistance

Now Open, The Michigan Legal Self-Help Center of Oakland County

Located in the Adams-Pratt Law Library
Oakland County Courthouse,
Building 14 East - 2nd Floor
1200 N. Telegraph
Pontiac, MI. 

Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

In addition to the website, self-help center staff (called ‘navigators’) will be available to help visitors find what they need on the website, answer questions about court practices and processes, and answer simple questions about forms that are available on the website. Navigators cannot give legal advice.

View the current clinic schedule, held at the Oakland County Law Library.

Learn about Oakland County's Legal Aid Clinics. Common Ground - weekly family law aide service and Family Law Assistance Project (FLAP).

Additional Links

Where To Find Help

Important information regarding your Federal Income Tax and the Earned Income Tax Credit
Child Support and Military Families-A publication by Michigan State Court Administrative Office and the Friend of the Court Bureau